Running from a foster placement in WA is a jailable offense, a practice intended to keep fosters safe and in line for help. Instead, it brings more trauma into the lives of kids who have already experienced too much.
Lawmakers face political challenges in sorting out various proposals to fix funding troubles within Washington school districts, including Tacoma and Olympia. Teacher layoffs and cuts to programs possible.
Bills introduced by Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-University Place, would make it more difficult for the state to release violent offenders to adult family homes or to counties other than where their crime was committed.
The Olympic Game Farm has denied allegations of mistreatment of the approximately 300 animals at the roadside zoo in response to a federal lawsuit filed late last year by the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
A lawmaker from the district holding the troubled Western State psychiatric hospital highlighted a pair of bills that would restrict the location and release of violent offenders committed in the state's mental health system.
Lacey police were called to the Office Depot on Sleater Kinney Road Southeast on Wednesday. Store employees said they noticed an office chair was missing from a display near the front door and identified the suspect as Eyman from surveillance video.
Pasco firefighters teamed up with the American Red Cross to get bed shaker fire alarms for a family with hard of hearing children. The smoke detectors vibrate to alert deaf or hearing impaired people of danger.